NLRB Eyes New Approach On Union Lobbying Expenses

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 7:23 PM EST) -- Labor unions can charge nonmember objectors for political lobbying expenses if the expenses are germane to the union's representational functions, according to a National Labor Relations Board decision made available Wednesday that called for briefs addressing how to define and apply that standard.   

The NLRB's decision, dated Dec. 14, put off ruling on the specific lobbying expenses challenged by charging party and ex-union member Jeanette Geary, and asked for input on how to determine if lobbying expenses meet the requirement for being chargeable to so-called “Beck...
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